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14 baby names inspired by pop songs

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14 baby names inspired by pop songs

Pop songs are a great source of inspiration for baby names - simply turn on the radio or choose a playlist on Spotify and before long you’ll find a song seranading a girl or boy - and that could be just the idea you need for your new baby’s moniker. 

Here are some of our favourite baby names inspired by pop songs: 

  • Alfie - Lily Allen
  • Carmen - Lana Del Ray
  • Diana - One Direction (and Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson)
  • George - Oh George, Foo Fighters
  • Jolene - Dolly Parton
  • Layla - Eric Clapton
  • Maddie - Alone With You: Maddie’s Song, NeYo 
  • Mary - Scissor Sisters and Gnarls Barkley
  • Michelle - The Beatles
  • Molly - Molly’s Chambers, The Kings of Leon
  • Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs (and Ruby Tuesday by Rolling Stones)
  • Simone - Goldfrapp
  • Stephen - Hey Stephen, Taylor Swift
  • Wyatt - Lullaby for Wyatt, Sheryl Crow

You might not want to name your baby after Lady Gaga’s song Judas, however...

Alfie was 12th on the list of the most popular baby boys’ names in the UK according to the Office of National Statistics, while George was 7th; Molly was 41st on the list of the most popular baby girls’ names, while Ruby was more popular at 15th. 

And even if you don’t like any of these names for your new baby, perhaps they’ll inspire you to make your labour playlist instead. 

Choosing your baby’s name is one of the biggest decisions you have to make, and you’ll probably spend a lot of time during your pregnancy pouring through baby name books and searching on the internet for inspiration. If you need more ideas, check out our baby names generator

  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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